Erik Lamela has hinted that Tottenham Hotspur will use adaptable tactics this season to give them the best chance of winning against different oppositions.
There is an importance placed upon providing entertaining and attacking football at White Hart Lane, but Lamela says that in some games they may have to play on the back-foot.
The Argentine international believes that the defensive side to the game that they showed to grind out results against Southampton and Arsenal will stand them in good stead for the rest of the season.
“I think the main thing against Southampton was to get the win," he said to the club's official site. "Sometimes, of course, you can’t play the prettiest football, you have to grind out the result – dig in like we did against Arsenal – and you have to adapt yourself to get the points. You can’t play offensive football every single game.
“We needed the win on Sunday to go up the rankings in the Premier League and I think, bit by bit, we’re getting there.
“We just need to keep on going, for the fans, for the players and for the club.”
Lamela has been in fine form for Spurs this season, after making remarkable progress on his displays from last campaign.
The fleet-footed winger has struggled to make an impression in his first season in English football, but he has thrived with the added responsibility that Mauricio Pochettino has granted him.
He is now looking far more confident in possession and showing the skill that made Spurs part with nearly £30 million to secure his transfer from Roma last year.
Lamela is now likely to be a key player for the side as they go for a top four spot and he will need to keep up his fine form if Tottenham are to finally break into the Champions League spaces.